ArchiExpo e-Magazine - #48 - Outdoor Furniture - ArchiExpo e-Magazine

Summer Fun in the Sun

Dear Readers,

July presents the perfect opportunity to discuss some of the most delightful designs for outdoor play and lounging. We put together our favorites in “Outdoor Furniture for a Forest Gathering”. In addition to fun, we remain faithful to environmental needs and are happy to give you information on some innovative textiles being used for outdoor furniture.


Erin Tallman, Editor-in-Chief


Special mention: May 2018, Procédés Chénel International held a design competition for which ArchiExpo e-Magazine was appointed jury member.

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Teak wood does not need any finishing to be durable for outdoors.
Courtesy of Dedon

This year’s outdoor furniture takes us far from the severe lines of seaside infinity pools and into the woods, with pieces inspired by trees and plants. Designers return to folk influences in woods and weaves, while innovation makes materials durable in sun and rain. Twine The Laze collection of low and high back...

Courtesy of Dedon

Kvadrat and Dedon aim to be industry leaders with Patio, an innovative textile 100% free of fluorocarbon. PFCs break down very slowly; they can remain in the environment for many years. In 2016, a report by Greenpeace sent shock waves around the outdoor market. Outdoor gear, from clothing to shoes to furniture, is...



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Its new products would fit into the realm of art rather than industrial design.
Courtesy of Bocaccio Design

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    The Superdesign Show in Tortona completed its 7th edition, having invited some of the most influential designers to participate with the goal of generating reflection. Guest designers sought not only to highlight sustainability and eco-friendly solutions, but also the tech-design combo trend. According to Superdesign...

    Courtesy of Hermann Kamte & Associates

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    Courtesy of Marshall Blecher and Fokstrot

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    Courtesy of landscape architect at HDR development firm

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    Courtesy of Stellar Works

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    Courtesy of Pepe Guimarães

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    Courtesy of Brunno Jahara

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